I kept saying that all week this past week. We had to go back to our regular hours at work, 8 to 4 (summer hours are 9 to 3) and the stress level was tantamount to a category 4 hurricane. We had in-services that were boring and some that were okay, but they still took up too much time. When the work is flowing in, sitting in a room and listening to business that doesn't relate to your world just adds to the stress. By nature, I'm a calm, relaxed person. But when everyone else around me is getting stressed out, I get caught up in it and then I just shut down.
One thing different about this week was how I chose to deal with the stress. I didn't eat candy or crap food. I did have a few days when sugar was calling my name so I had a sugar-free Jello Chocolate Pudding cup with a few graham crackers. Yes, some sugar and some fake junk, but it was better than going for a vat of Ben & Jerry's.
Anyway, today there was another training ride out in Brookshire, Tx. It's kinda far from my house so I would need to get up at the crack of dawn and load the bike then head out at 6 am to get there to ride with the group for a brief 14 mile ride. Nah. I think not. After my crazy week, I was not in the mood to give up my Saturday morning rest time.
So I got up at 8am and at 9 I headed to the bayou trail to ride my own training ride. It was great. A little hot and humid, but it was really a nice ride. I rode for almost 13 miles and even had a chance to go up a couple of small hill-ish sections that I'm proud to say I was able to climb. Yay!
I'm going to spend some time this weekend cleaning out my d*mn garage. That thing collects all kinds of crap and I don't have a clue where it all comes from ;)
Have a great weekend. I've missed you guys and will be playing catch-up on all the great stuff you've had going!
Where's your water? I know, it's around there somewhere. Drink up :)